Job prospects Network Administrator in Prince Edward Island

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "network administrator" was moved from the group Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) to the group Computer network and web technicians (NOC 22220).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "network administrator" in Prince Edward Island or Canada.

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) in Prince Edward Island for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The demand for workers in this occupation is expected to remain positive over the forecast period, due to continued demand for support for employees in remote working arrangements; securing networks to accommodate remote workloads; and accommodating growing demand for faster network equipment, data access and automation. These technicians can be found in various industries, mostly in computer systems design and related services and telecommunications. They are also employed in financial institutions and in public administration, across all levels of government. 

The widespread use of more complex and constantly evolving computer technology by businesses is a key factor driving demand for this occupation. Job prospects will be favourable for computer network technicians with five or more years of experience administering the operating system and software used by employers. This occupation requires continuous learning and development to keep up with the pace of emerging technologies.

Here are some key facts about Computer network technicians in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 250 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Computer network technicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 35%
    • Community colleges and C.E.G.E.P.s (NAICS 6112): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 11%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 7%
  • 81% of computer network technicians work all year, while 19% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 24 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of computer network technicians are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 79% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 21% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 24% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 56% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 16% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

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